The Planetary Health Colloquium

Join scientific researchers and leaders from private, public and non-profit organizations that are pioneering the way to a world where all people thrive by protecting and regenerating Earth’s natural systems for generations to come.

Seminars will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from  1:oo p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET  and will be held as an online event through the Zoom platform. Seminars are open to all Harvard and non-Harvard affiliated individuals.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Seminar Speaker Discussant
Planetary Health:
Environmental Health 4.0

October 6
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Howard Frumkin, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Public Health
Senior Vice President, Trust for Public Land

Allan Brandt, PhD

Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine
Professor of the History of Science
Department of the History of Science (FAS)
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (HMS)
Harvard University


Drivers of malaria in Guyana:
The impact of gold mining
November 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Caroline Buckee, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Sanna Sokolow, DVM, PhD

Executive Director of the Program for Disease Ecology Health and the Environment,  Stanford University

Bees as Health Workers:
How Pollinators Protect Human Health
December 1
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lucas Garibaldi, PhD

Director, Institute for Research in Natural Resources, Agroecology and Rural Development, Sede Andina – National University of Río Negro and National Scientific and Technical Research Council.

Matthew Smith, PhD

Research Scientist, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health

 Frank Hu, MD, MPH,
PhDFredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology; Chair, Department of Nutrition
Planetary Change is Driving New Patterns of Non-Communicable Disease
January 5
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Francesca Dominici, PhD

Co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard University and the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Pauline Scheelbeek, PhD

 Assistant Professor in Nutritional and Environmental Epidemiology,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc

Professor and Director, Global Public Health Program and Global Pollution Observatory Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College

Sam Myers, MD, MPH

Principal Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Planetary Health Alliance

Planetary Mental Health: How Accelerating Environmental Change is Impacting the Mental Health of Different Populations 
February 2
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Frederick J. Stoddard Jr, MD

Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners HospitalCaroline Hickman, MSLecturer, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, Centre for Analysis of Social Policy, University of BathAshlee Cunsolo, PhDFounding Dean, School of Arts and Subarctic, Labrador Institute Memorial University
Lise Van Susteren, MD 

Practicing General and Forensic Psychiatrist, Washington DC

Displacement and Conflict: How Biophysical Changes are Undermining Global Security 
March 2 2022
1:oo – 2:00 pm ET
Hélène Benveniste, PhD

Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment based at the
Harvard Kennedy School

Cullen Hendrix, PhD

Professor, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson
Institute for International Economics; Nonresident Senior Research Fellow, Center for Climate & Security.

Jon Proctor, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow jointly at the Harvard Data Science Initiative and the Harvard Center for the Environment

How the Private Sector Can Help Stimulate a Great Transition toward Planetary Health
April 7 2022
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Rüdiger Krech, MD, DrPH

Director of the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization

Paul Polman

Influencer, business leader, campaigner, Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take.”

Michael Weatherhead

Development Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Dr. Iris Martine Blom

MPhil/PhD Candidate Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Planetary Health as a Frame for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
4 May  2022
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Achim Steiner

Administrator of the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)

Samuel Myers, MD, MPH

Director, Planetary Health Alliance

Seminars and Recordings

Fall 2021


Spring 2022



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